Keele University Thin-section services

Keele University thin-section unit has over 50 years of experience in the production of thin sections of all types of rock, both for research and teaching.

twins under xpolars Work-load permitting, we offer the following services to the  professional geologist in both the commercial and educational fields:

  • Thin sections of all rock types
  • Blue dye impregnation
  • Carbonate staining
  • Polished sections


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Earth Sciences and Geography
William Smith Building
Keele University,
Staffs, ST5 5BG.

Tel. 01782 734178

For more information contact :

Peter Greatbatch  or David Wilde

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*Accreditation is dependent on the degree route and modules taken